UC Cooperative Extension will host the annual Delta field meeting on Thursday, September 30th from 10:00-11:30am, on Tyler Island in Sacramento County. The agenda is pasted below and attached. In addition to providing information on the annual field corn variety trial, this year's agenda includes presentations on nitrogen management in corn and wheat. The attached version of the agenda includes a map and directions to the field site. We have applied for CCA and CDFA INMP continuing education credits. The University is attentive to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please monitor yourself for Covid-19 symptoms before coming to the event, and do not come if you are experiencing symptoms. While this meeting is outdoors, we will be following University safety precautions for in-person events. Please practice social distancing, or wear a mask if within 6 feet of another person. Thanks for your interest in UC Cooperative Extension programming, and we hope to see you in the field!
10:00am Field corn variety evaluation – preliminary results, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta
10:15am Variety traits for the Delta, Seed company representatives
10:30am In-season nitrogen management in wheat, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE, SJC/Delta
10:45am Development of site-specific nitrogen fertilization recommendations for annual crops, Suzette Turner and Daniel Geisseler, UC Davis
11:00am Viewing of field plots
The UC Davis Small Grains and Alfalfa Field Day will take place virtually in 2021. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:30pm. The agenda is below, and continuing education credits will be offered. To receive credits, you must register for the event. There is NO registration fee. Please see this website for registration and meeting login information. We hope to have you join us!
1:00 Welcome and opening remarks: John Palmer Executive Director, CCIA
1:05-2:45 UC small grain breeding, variety evaluations, agronomic research and extension
1:05 Update from the California Wheat Commission: Claudia Carter, Executive Director California Wheat Commission
1:10 UC Wheat Breeding Update: Jorge Dubcovsky and Oswaldo Chicaiza, UC Davis
1:18 UC Malting Barley & Oat Breeding Update: Alicia del Blanco, UC Davis
1:24 Breeding Triticales for Bread and Forage: Josh Hegarty, UC Davis
1:30 Evaluating Small Grain Varieties for Grain Yield, Grain Quality, Stress Stability, Pest Resistance, and Biomass Productivity Potential: Mark Lundy, UC Davis/UCCE
1:45 Interactive Web Tools for California Small Grain Management: Soil nitrate quick test; California weather; Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Tool; Seeding rate calculator: Taylor Nelsen and Mark Lundy, UC Davis/UCCE
2:00 Case Study: Using N-rich Reference Zones to Guide N Fertilizer Management for Irrigated Triticale in the San Joaquin Valley: Nicholas Clark, UCCE
2:20 Above and Belowground Productivity of Perennial Wheatgrass (Kernza) Compared to Tilled and No-till Annual Wheat: Kalyn Diederich, UC Davis
2:30 Evaluating Biosolid Fertilizers in Sacramento Valley Small Grain Crops: Konrad Mathesius, UC Cooperative Extension
2:45 – 4:30 UC Alfalfa & Forage Virtual Field Day
2:45 Weed Control During Stand Establishment: Sarah Light, UCCE Advisor, Sutter/Yuba Counties
2:57 Update on Weed Control Field Studies in the Intermountain Area: Tom Getts, UCCE Advisor, Shasta County
3:09 Importance of Resistance Management in Alfalfa: Ian Grettenberger, Madi Hendrick, UC Davis
3:21 Use of Drones for Insect Management: Rachael Long, UCCE Advisor, Yolo/Solano/Sacramento
3:33 Updated on Blue Alfalfa Aphid and Control in California: Michael Rethwisch, UCCE Advisor, Riverside County
3:45 Choosing Alfalfa Varieties for Insect, Nematode, and Disease Resistance and high yield: Dan Putnam, UC Davis
3:57 Viable Strategies for Production of Alfalfa in a Drought Year using LESA and MDI on Overhead Sprinklers: Umair Gull, UC Davis Graduate Student
4:09 Soil Health under Full and Deficit Irrigation Conditions: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UCCE Advisor, San Joaquin and Delta Region
4:21 Sugarcane Aphid Control in Forage Sorghum: Nick Clark, UCCE Advisor, Kern/Fresno Counties
UC Cooperative Extension will offer a virtual Alfalfa IPM Workshop on December 3rd and 4th. The workshop will run from 9am to 12pm on each day. Registration is required, and there is a $25 fee to help cover our costs of delivering a workshop virtually. Continuing education credits will be offered. (5 "Other" credits from DPR and 4 "IPM" credits for CCAs.)
Day 1. December 3 (9 am - Noon PST) Weed and Pest Management Strategies
- Price & Acreage Trends -- Josh Callan, The Hoyt Report, Twin Falls, ID
- California Regulatory Update--Dennis Albiani, Ag. Management, Sacramento, CA
- Key Agronomic Strategies for Pest Management--Dan Putnam, UC Davis
- Poisonous Weeds of Concern in Alfalfa--Larry Forero, UCCE, Redding, CA
- Weed Control Strategies for Establishment and Production -- Earl Creech, Utah State University, Logan, UT
- Recent Weed Control Trials in Alfalfa--Tom Getts & Giuliano Galdi, UCCE, Susanville and Yreka, CA
- Weed Mangement Strategies for Pastures--Josh Davy, UCCE, Redding, CA
Day 2. December 4 (9 am-Noon PST) Insect, Disease Management Strategies
- Process of Pesticide Regulation in California--Aron Lindgren, DPR, Sacramento, CA
- On-Line Tools for Pest Management Information--Jose Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias, UCCE, Merced, CA
- Management of Insecticide Resistance in Alfalfa--KEvin Wanner, Montana State Univ.
- Biological Insect Control in Alfalfa: A Case Study--Ian Grettenberger, UC Davis
- Update on Low Desert Forage Insects--Michael Rethwisch, UCCE, Blythe, CA
- Summer Worm Management--Rachael Long, UCCE, Woodland, CA
- Potential Use of Drones for Insect Management--Ken Giles, UC Davis
- Key Diseases and Management in Alfalfa--Deborah Samac, USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN
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Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Registration: Click here to register.
Registration fee: $9.23
What: UC Cooperative Extension will provide updates on applied research in alfalfa variety, irrigation, and pest management; sorghum and its use in dairy feeding; sugar beets and safflower as winter forages; and personal protective equipment in a time of Covid-19.
Who should attend: California alfalfa and forage growers, consultants and allied industry.
Continuing education units: Applied for California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), and Nitrogen Management credits
Full agenda: Click here for full agenda.
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UCANR California Rice Virtual Field Day
When: August 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: Online Zoom Webinar
Host: Whitney Brim DeForest, UC ANR County Director, Sutter-Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
Objectives/goals: The UC Cooperative Extension and California Rice Research Station will update attendees in the areas of variety development, disease and arthropod management, weed control, weedy rice, and fertility.
The full agenda can be viewed here.
Who should attend: California rice growers, Pest Control Advisers, and others interested in California rice production systems.
Continuing education units: Applied for 1 CEU from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and applied for 1 CEU from Certified Crop Adviser (CCA)
- Russell Rasmussen, Associate Director, California Rice Experiment Station, California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation
- Bruce Linquist, CE Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
- Kassim Al-Khatib, CE Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis
- Whitney Brim-DeForest, CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor & County Director, Sutter-Yuba Counties
- Luis Espino, CE Rice Farming Systems Advisor & County Director, Butte County
- Ian Grettenberger, CE Assistant Specialist, Dept. of Entomology, UC Davis
- Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, CE Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County
Contacts for more information:
- Logistics and registration: Rachel Palmer, ANR Program Support Unit, (530) 750-1361
- Course content:Whitney Brim-DeForest, UC ANR County Director, Sutter-Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor
This field day is open to the public. Please share broadly to those who may be interested in attending.
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